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Choice Awards

Nonfiction NOMINEES FOR 2020

Voting has ended for 2020.

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Winners

1. Insights from a Prophet’s Life: Russell M. Nelson
by Sheri L. Dew

What kind of life preparation does the Lord give the men He will one day call to be prophet? And what are the lessons to be learned from…

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2. Dutch Girl
by Robert Matzen

Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for…

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3. The Moment of Lift
by Melinda Gates

For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with…

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4. Every Tool’s a Hammer
by Adam Savage

Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s…

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5. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?
by Caitlin Doughty

Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut’s body…

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6. The Lettering Workshops
by Francis Chouquet

In The Lettering Workshops, you’ll learn all about the art and practice of drawing letters using hands-on techniques in…

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7. Whimsical Cross-Stitch
by Cari Buziak

Cross-stitch is a traditional hobby — but your designs don’t have to be! These more than 130 patterns reflect a modern sensibility, with…

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8. Say Nothing
by Patrick Radden Keefe

In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children…

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9. Furious Hours
by Casey Cep

Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped…

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10. The Way I Heard It
by Mike Rowe

Five-minute mysteries about people you know, filled with facts that you didn’t. Movie stars, presidents, Nazis, and bloody do-gooders—they’re all here, waiting…

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Other Nominees

Home Work
by Julie Andrews Edwards

In Home, the number one New York Times international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and…

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Before and After
by Judy Christie

From the 1920s to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in…

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Talking to Strangers
by Malcolm Gladwell

How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on…

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
by Lori Gottlieb

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to…

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Midnight in Chernobyl
by Adam Higginbotham

April 25, 1986, in Chernobyl, was a turning point in world history. The disaster not only changed the world’s perception of nuclear power and…

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Girl, Stop Apologizing
by Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of…

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How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America–but even more…

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Maid
by Stephanie Land

While the gap between upper middle-class Americans and the working poor widens, grueling low-wage domestic and service work–primarily done by women–fuels the…

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Code Name: Lise
by Larry Loftis

The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an…

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The Pioneers
by David McCullough

As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded…

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The First Conspiracy
by Brad Meltzer

In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some…

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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
by Randall Munroe

For any task you might want to do, there’s a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that…

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The Storm on Our Shores
by Mark Obmascik

The heart-wrenching but ultimately redemptive story of two World War II soldiers—a Japanese surgeon and an American sergeant—during a brutal…

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Madame Fourcade’s Secret War

In 1941, a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour became the leader of a…

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UnDo It!
by Dean Ornish

Dean Ornish, M.D., has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often…

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Inheritance
by Dani Shapiro

The author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets—a real-time In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which…

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Permanent Record
by Edward Snowden

In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed…

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Sea People
by Christina Thompson

For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival…

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Six Ingredients with Six Sisters’ Stuff

Six Sisters’ Stuff is one of the most popular blogs for quick and easy cooking and entertaining at home for families. In their eighth cookbook, they…

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Dear Girls
by Ali Wong

In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so heavily that she became…

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